Harlem’s Backyard (Virtual Tour)

NYC Parks
Photo by Temporary public art installation "Black Atlantis," by artist Warren Padula, on view along the shore of the Harlem Meer. 1973. NYC Parks.

This Black History Month, join us to discover the deep-rooted connections between Central Park’s north end and the capital of Black America.

From its days as a remote Dutch village, to the recent unveiling of the Gate of the Exonerated, Harlem has been geographically and culturally linked to the area that became Central Park’s north end. In this special virtual tour, presented in conjunction with Black History Month, Conservancy guides will share rarely seen archival images, historical and archeological research, and personal narratives that explore Central Park’s long-lasting status as Harlem’s backyard.

Celebrate urban culture and communal resiliency with us as we share the stories of Harlemites past and present who have and continue to call on Central Park to find inspiration, healing, and joy.

This is a virtual program that takes place over Zoom. Closed captioning is available. Only one ticket per group necessary. Please note: confirmation email may be diverted to your junk mail.

Photo: Temporary public art installation "Black Atlantis," by artist Warren Padula, on view along the shore of the Harlem Meer. 1973. NYC Parks.